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November 14, 2016   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comments Off on A Minute With: ‘Fantastic’ Newt Scamander (aka Eddie Redmayne)

Such a great interview with Reuters!

With his peacock-blue coat, bow tie and battered suitcase, Eddie Redmayne stars as J.K. Rowling’s latest magical hero in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Redmayne spoke with Reuters ahead of the movie opening on Friday about his favorite beasts and his hopes for his character, Newt Scamander. The following are edited excerpts.

Q: How much of Newt came from you and how much from J.K. Rowling?

A: Newt was wonderfully well defined on the page and then it was about hearing where Newt came from in her imagination. She wrote that Newt walks his own walk and that he has a Buster Keaton-eseque quality. So I met a man who tracks animals for a living, and he said that if you are trying to be absolutely silent, you turn your feet out. So I brought in that open-toed stance, which was great until I had to do stunts running like that and I kept pulling muscles.

Q: Do you know if you’re going to be in all five of the “Beasts” movies?

A: No, I don’t. The whole production is so top-secret that at nights our scripts would get locked up and put in a safe. Jo has kept the story very close to her.

Q: How do you feel about becoming a young adult icon, like Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter?

A: I don’t really know. How does one prepare for that? There’s nothing you can do really. A few more people ask for selfies and that’s about it. I think?

Q: What was it like acting against the computer-generated beasts?

A: With the erumpent, we had some of the guys who worked on “War Horse” make a huge puppet that I rehearsed with for a few weeks. Then when it came to shooting, it would go away and I would have the sense memory.

Q: Did you have a favorite beast?

A: I think Pickett was my favorite. He has got attachment issues and he just wants a bit of a hug. He is bullied by the other bowtruckles.

Q: Where would you like Newt’s character to go in the second film?

A: You get a sense when you see Leda Lestrange’s photograph that this girl has clearly had an effect on him, so that would be interesting to see. Also you hear that Newt has spent a year out in the field in Equatorial Guinea. I would love to see him out with his sleeves rolled up, wrangling some of these extraordinary creatures.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

November 14, 2016   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on The Build Series Presents Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them

Friday Eddie and his castmates participated in the The Build Series Presents Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them in New York City. Pics from the event are now in our gallery.

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November 11, 2016   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on New York City World Premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The World Premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was held last night in New York City and Eddie & Hannah walked the red carpet.

Thanks to Claudia & Helen for helping me find pics!


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Eddie Redmayne Web > November 10 | Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them New York City Premiere – After Party

November 10, 2016   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Video Comments Off on The Jess Cagle Interview with Eddie Redmayne

Eddie did a wonderful interview with one of my favorite members of the media Jess Cagle for the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). To go watch click on the image below.

November 10, 2016   Ali   Co-Stars, Guest Appearances, Video 1 Comment

Today Eddie & his co-star Katherine Waterston stopped by the Today Show to talk about Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” star Eddie Redmayne tells TODAY that the fantasy film marking the screenwriting debut o fJ. K. Rowling “didn’t feel the obligation of everyone’s expectations,” because viewers do not know these new Rowling characters as well as they do Harry Potter. His co-star Katherine Waterston says the positive feedback from fans makes it feel like they’re on a sports team.

November 10, 2016   Ali   Guest Appearances, Images Comments Off on Eddie on the Tonight Show

Here are some pics of Eddie from his guest appearance on the Tonight Show last night.

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November 10, 2016   Ali   Guest Appearances, Video Comments Off on Clips from the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Eddie was on the Tonight Show last night. Such a fun interview especially considering his friend Lily Collins was also on.

Check out clips from the interview below:

November 10, 2016   Ali   Relationships & Family, Video Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne on His Favorite Part of Fatherhood: My Daughter’s ‘Massive Grin’ Is the ‘Greatest Thing’

Eddie Redmayne may have his hands full at the moment promoting his new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but his wake-up calls have less to do with work and everything to do with family.

“It’s in the morning,” Redmayne tells PEOPLE of his favorite part of being a new dad to daughter Iris Mary, 4 months. “If Iris has managed to sleep through the night and then you hear a gentle squeak and you go in [her room] and turn on the light … and the massive grin that’s like, ‘It’s a whole new day.’ That’s probably the greatest thing.”

The Oscar-winning actor, 34, shares that his daughter with wife Hannah is quite smiley — but that she also isn’t the traditional crier.

“Hilariously, she’s learned to shout,” Redmayne says. “She doesn’t cry much, but she’s learned to shout.”

“Maybe she wants you to turn the light off,” jokes Redmayne’s Fantastic Beasts costar Katherine Waterston.

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“It’s hilarious, she’ll just be sitting there going, ‘Behhhhh!’ ” Redmayne mimics. “Like, what is that noise? From this tiny little thing.”

“You make it sound a little bit like a sheep,” Waterston says.

“She doesn’t sound like a sheep, but it definitely doesn’t sound like a noise that could come from someone so small,” the new dad clarifies.

Since he became a father in June, The Theory of Everything star says he has learned that all the advice he heard about being a parent has been true for him and his wife.

“The amazing this is that everything that everyone has ever told you — all of the clichés — you become the person starting to spout out the clichés, as if they are the newest thought,” he confesses.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is in theaters Nov. 18.

November 10, 2016   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Cast: “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them”

Yesterday Eddie & his Fantastic Beasts cast mates were at the Apple Store in Soho yesterday for their Meet the Cast. You can tell that Eddie was enjoying the cupcakes they gave the cast!

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November 10, 2016   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Relationships & Family, Video Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne on Fatherhood: ‘I Don’t Think Anything Can Prepare You’

Entertainment Tonight talks to Eddie about his daughter Iris.

Eddie Redmayne is dishing on his new life as a dad.

The 34-year-old British star, who welcomed his 4-month-old daughter, Iris Mary, with wife Hannah Bagshawe this summer, admits nothing could have prepared him to become a dad to the adorable tot.

“I don’t think anything can prepare [you],” the Oscar winner told ET’s Lauren Zima at the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them junket in New York City over the weekend. “The amazing thing is everything that everyone tells you beforehand — which is all cliché — is true. You’ve heard it all before and yet when you’re experiencing it, it feels like the first time and you suddenly start telling everyone these things as if they’re completely new and original thoughts. And they’re like, ‘Yeah that’s the cliché.’”

“But all the things [like] different parts of your heart opening … it’s really extraordinary,” continued the proud dad, who married Bagshawe in 2014. “There’s this amazing thing with children — whenever you’re having a bit of a tired moment or something, it’s like she’s always just one stop ahead of you, smiling you along. It’s great.”

While his wee girl’s smile never fails to brighten dark days, it’s her relentless enthusiasm for life that Redmayne says is one of his favorite things about being a parent.

“Waking up every morning and going in [her room] and she’s so excited to see another day,” gushed the Theory of Everything star.

Redmayne plays Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts, the first of a five-installment prequel series to the blockbuster Harry Potter film franchise.

He also said he’s thrilled to be a series of a film that his daughter can watch when she’s older.

“I feel like we grew up watching those films and getting to dive into that world every year or two. I used to find it so cozy,” he said. “It was like getting a hug every year or two from J.K. Rowling and I love the idea of another generation having something similar. Even though Fantastic Beasts is a different period, it’s still the Harry Potter world. It’s still got that same warmth and kindness.”